Lots of great people who changed history have been cycling fans.
Albert Einstein said that he thought up the theory of relativity while cycling while JFK reckoned that ‘nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride’.
Not to be outdone, the late, great Freddie Mercury added to the body of bike quotes with the simple but moving plea, ‘I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike’.
Not only that but he wanted to ride it where he liked.
Thanks to today’s Big Deal, you can make like Freddie and take two wheels to the bike tracks of Perthshire with the mountain biking wing of Splash.
Whether you want a gentle introduction to the joys of mountain biking or something more challenging, Splash’s guides have just the route for you.
A popular trip with Splash customers is the Griffin Hill, an easy to moderate 14 kilometre ride with no big uphills.
Instead, you get to enjoy forestry roads with panoramic views of lochans. The route also features a long moderate downhill stretch through open land with beautiful views overlooking Strath Brann to the river Brann.
The trip includes a break for tea and coffee in the woods by the spectacular rumbling Brig waterfall.
Other routes offer more technical tracks for bikers who want to test their mettle a little harder.
Splash provide all bikes helmets and gloves and you will be lead by a fully qualified guide and mechanic. Transport to the track from the Splash base in Aberfeldy is also included
Whether you want a gentle Sunday afternoon ride or something a little more white-knuckle, today’s Big Deal is:
£22 for a half day, guided mountain biking trip on a Sunday with Splash in Perthshire; a 51% discount on the standard £45